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High Shaders and (especially) High textures are pretty crushing on those cards once you get over 1280x1024. The shaders could probably be compensated nicely for by SLI but the texture problem will still plague ya, cause it's vram-capacity related.

I personally don't recommend SLI on the 320's, you end up with too much processor power for the amount of memory available. You won't get an increase in your playable settings in very many games ...

Although it should increase the size of your e-peen, which is always nice.
    
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dammit i have a 15'' screen that doesn't go beyond 1024x768,though i did try to run higher res tests windowed(dunno if that makes sense though i did get a fps decrease).when will you be vmodding the card?
    
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v mod will be later tonight or tommorow night or wednesday night. probably later tonight
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I assure you, i got alot more FPS than 18.74 @1280x1024 with a 2.2GHz 4400+ X2 939 and a stock GTS 320...
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Will have you done research on vmodding those cards? Cause I remember I read a couple articles about it back when they came out (and I had one) and the consensus seemed to be that these cards were not good vmodding candidates, and that the results just were not worth the effort ... they just didn't overclock much and the heat went way up. I'll see if I can find the article(s). Of course, things may have changed in the meantime with the components being used, etc. And lets face it, they aren't nearly as dear as they were when they came out, so there's obviously less financial risk involved in playing around with their voltages ...
    
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Good post. I ran a 320 for a short time and thought it was a very good card. The cost now makes it a very good option for people on a budget.
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Will have you done research on vmodding those cards? Cause I remember I read a couple articles about it back when they came out (and I had one) and the consensus seemed to be that these cards were not good vmodding candidates, and that the results just were not worth the effort ... they just didn't overclock much and the heat went way up. I'll see if I can find the article(s). Of course, things may have changed in the meantime with the components being used, etc. And lets face it, they aren't nearly as dear as they were when they came out, so there's obviously less financial risk involved in playing around with their voltages ...
ye ive read a bit about it and my temps seem really good. so i thought i may aswell go for it and see what i get.
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Whoa, not bad at all, I was thinking about buying one of those for a buddy, you just confirmed my choice. Rep+ for the nice work.
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